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The great fortune of misfortune
  1. S-H Tsai1,
  2. C-W Hsu1,
  3. S-J Chu1,
  4. J-L Shih2
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  2. 2Division of Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Department of Dentistry, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan Correspondence to: S-J Chu, No. 325, Cheng-Kung Road, Sec. 2, Neihu 114, Taipei, Taiwan; d1204812@mail.ndmctsgh.edu.tw

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